'07 GSA died while riding - wont start.

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by EvilEagle, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. EvilEagle

    EvilEagle Been here awhile

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    I've UTFSF and have read all the threads close to this - but I can't find one that has the same exact problem. I was riding to work the other day, bike was running fine, normal ops/temp/everything. A little more than a mile from my house, the bike died while in gear with gas applied, just as if I'd used the cut off switch. Electrics are all normal, bike turns over after coming to a stop. When throttle is applied during cranking the sound and vibration changes (so it's getting gas) but it won't fire.

    '07 GSA with around 38k miles on it.

    What am I missing?

    (thanks for reading)
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  2. erkmania

    erkmania I'll take better everytime

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    I don't have an exact answer, but I wanted to point out that your original diagnosis is wrong. Changing the throttle opening during cranking does not imply proper fuel flow. It only implies proper compression/vacuum.

    Do the basics. Check compression (likely OK given your observations), spark and then fuel.

    As a betting man I'd say that your fuel pump controller went belly-up. I could be wrong. Therefore, check the basics.

    I'd wish you luck, but I don't think you'll need it...
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  3. EvilEagle

    EvilEagle Been here awhile

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    Ok, thanks. I was thinking fuel also.
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  4. Swinefahrt

    Swinefahrt RooteR

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    That's happened to me. The first thing I checked was the battery connection. Lo and behold I found one of the battery cables loose.
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  5. Skelt

    Skelt Been here awhile

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    The fuel line I used to replace my filter inside the tank ruptured, giving me the exact same results. This is on an R110GS but had the same results.
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  6. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Usually one of two things, battery/cables or fuel controller. Since it is free, I would load check the battery first, and check the cables.

    Jim :brow
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  7. Foot dragger

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    It IS a BMW.............buy some decent hiking shoes and keep them in the tankbag.

    Make an adventure out of it.:lol3
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  8. EvilEagle

    EvilEagle Been here awhile

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    I was finally around enough to get to the bottom of the problem - fuel controller! Thanks for the tips guys!
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  9. wegimex

    wegimex Adventurer

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    I always carry a spare. Standard GS problem. Ring antenna, fuel controller.
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  10. Shred Head Fred

    Shred Head Fred Adventurer

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    Sounds like a good spare part to have on board. I also have an '07 GSA Adventurer, could you post the P/N? :deal Couldn't find it on MAX fische.

    Much thanks in advance.

    C :slurpheers
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  11. simoneau

    simoneau Biker/Adventurer/Retired Engineer

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  12. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Just get the bypass cable from Vendors. It is much cheaper and smaller to pack.

    Jim :brow
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  13. Shred Head Fred

    Shred Head Fred Adventurer

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    Thanks,

    Jim
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  14. EvilEagle

    EvilEagle Been here awhile

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    Rode it tonight. All is well except the brake failure light is on solid from the time the starter is engaged. :becca

    Now where did I put that search function???
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